Green roofs, solar panels, outdoor hallways covered with grapevines and a fish tank in the garage, are just some of the amenities added to this one-of-a-kind eco-property. Designed by inventor/engineer Bryan Beaulieu, this home is off the grid AND off the charts when it comes to sustainability.

Learn how this Arizona homeowner used green roof construction, thermal mass and a cooling tower to build his home without central air and still stay comfortable in the desert. Originally called the "hydrogen house", this property is full of environmentally-friendly ideas.

Watch more videos about gardening in the desert.

Get design inspiration here.

Get info about plants suitable for the desert here.

View beautiful Arizona ponds and pools and learn how to build a pool here.

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Water Feature

Learn how to build a water feature
(Step Outside – S01E01)


Mediterranean Oasis

Discover a Mediterranean-style hotel
(Step Outside – S01E06)


Do It Yourself

Pete Cure shows you how to tackle several DIY backyard projects

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Pools & Ponds

Magnificent pools & water features
(Step Outside – S02E05)

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Building a Ramada

Pete shows you how to build a Ramada in your backyard

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Turf Installation

Installing great looking synthetic grass in just one weekend

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Proper Pruning

How to properly prune your plants and use pots to create drama

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French Country Makeover

Results of the beautiful French Country makeover in the desert

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Healthy Plants

How to grow healthy plants and a quick way to tackle weeds

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Turf & Soil Prep

French Country plants, proper irrigation, turf and soil prep


Arcadia Farms

Come visit Arcadia Farms and take a look at French Country plants

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Butterfly Magic

History of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Magic

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Fountains & Pools

Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 1)

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Backyard Pond

Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 4)

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Pools & Ponds

Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 2)


Water Features

Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 3)

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Southwestern Style

Take a look at some modern twists in this southern style home

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Penthouse Loft

Check out this modern penthouse loft in the middle of AZ desert

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Mediterranean Home

Head to the red rocks of Sedona to see a Mediterranean style home


Modern Architecture

Take a tour of a home that epitomizes desert living architecture

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Grand Materials Supply

Shopping for irrigation, granite, and lighting at Grand Materials

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Boulders and Rip Rap

Make your landscape stand out by using boulders and rip rap

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Pavers and More

Different pavers to choose for your next home project

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Decorative Rock

Choose decorative rocks to make your home perfect